Chipotle Cherry Sauce is the perfect recipe for broiled salmon. Create a special dinner with this sweet and tart sauce with “heat notes” from the chipotle. Made with our Cherry Chai Jam.
Hello my friends, I’m pretty excited to talk about the Chipotle Cherry Sauce that I made last week for Geoffrey. I love cooking for him, but sometimes I get pretty lazy and I don’t feel like going to the kitchen and spending my free time there.
Sometimes it’s difficult having a full-time job and also dedicating the extra time to Spoonabilities even though I love to cook and make special meals. My new golden rule in the kitchen is to cook recipes that will take less than 30 minutes to prepare. After all we try to bring you “Easy 1-2-3 Recipes” too!
This cherry chipotle sauce is very versatile and matches with any kind of protein like pork, duck, game or chicken, and of course salmon. There is a three steps process to help infuse the flavor into this salmon.
Marinate the Salmon
First, combine the Cherry Chai Jam (available in our online shop), orange juice, and chipotle in a glass dish or plastic bag, and marinate the salmon for 10 minutes. I recommend to break up some of the cherries. I forgot to do this step for these pictures, but if you do it the flavor and color of the cherry will penetrate better into the salmon.
Broil the Salmon
During this step, you broil for 11 or 12 minutes, and turn the salmon over once during this process. Another option is to use the marinate mixture and glaze the salmon every three minutes for a deeper flavor and a beautiful color.
Create the Cherry Chipotle Sauce
The third and last step is to cook the chipotle cherry marinate with tequila until the alcohol has evaporated – around 2-3 minutes. Remove it from the heat and add fresh cilantro.
I accompanied this beautiful broiled salmon with a simple Lemony Israeli Couscous.
I set the table in a simple but elegant way right next to the balcony which made the whole dinner very special. We had the most amazing time.
Cherry Chai Jam
This Cherry Chai Jam is from one of our favorite producers, BRINS Jams, which is one of the strongest supporters of our small shop. This is Geoffrey’s favorite new jam. He likes to mix it in chocolate ice cream, or put it on top of broiled peaches. My favorite is Mr. & Mrs. Greek Kalamata Fig Jam. Well, I mean anything with fig will be on the top of my list, but their Fig Jam is on the very tippy top.
Cherry Chai Jam is made with tart, bright, New York sour cherries that are bathed in the warming traditional chai spices of cinnamon, cardamon, and ginger. Tell me, how those ingredients sound to you?
This jam is exceptionally good with brie & fresh goat cheese. You can create fabulous dishes like our Cherry Vinaigrette Dressing, Broiled Peaches, Tortilla Roll-ups, pour it over cheesecake, and for the summer the exotic Cherry Chai Chocolate Ice Cream I mention above.
Enjoy your week!
Chipotle Cherry Sauce over Broiled Salmon
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Chipotle Cherry Sauce recipe is perfect for broiled salmon for a special dinner. This sauce has a sweet and tart taste with heat notes from the chipotle. You can use this sauce to marinate your salmon, chicken, duck, game or pork and use as a glaze for the final layer to intensify the flavor to the dish. This sauce recipe includes our Cherry Chai Jam from our producer BRINS Jams.
Note: Chipotle Cherry Sauce will go perfectly with roast duck, pork or chicken.
- ½ cup Cherry Chai Jam Click to order in our online shop
- 2 TableSpoons freshly squeezed orange juice
- ½ or 1 teaSpoon minced canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce
- 2 salmon filets (6-8 oz. each, 1-inch thick)
- 2 teaSpoons minced fresh cilantro
- 1 teaSpoon tequila (optional)
- In a small glass baking dish, stir together the Cherry Chai Jam, orange juice, and chipotle.
- Add the salmon filet in the cherry-chipotle mixture. Pour some sauce over the salmon, cover with a lid.
- Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes to marinade; turning once.
- Preheat broiler. Place the oven rack 4-5 inches away from the broiler.
- In a baking sheet pan, cover with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray and place on the salmon.
- Broil salmon for about 11 minutes, Turning once.
- While salmon is cooking, transfer Chipotle Cherry Sauce to a small saucepan; bring to a boil; reduce heat to low.
- With a fork break some of the cherries to create more of a chunky, less whole cherry, sauce. (I didn't do it, but I highly recommend it)
- Stir in the cilantro and the tequila. Keep cooking on low until the alcohol evaporates.
- Transfer salmon to serving plates; top with Chipotle Cherry Sauce and serve immediately.
Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 45%, Calcium 3%, Iron 5%
Serving Size 8 oz Salmon
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 26.8 g
Saturated Fat 6.1 g
Cholesterol 109.1 mg
Sodium 119.3 mg
Total Carbohydrates 6.8 g
Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
Sugars 4.9 g
Protein 41.1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.